Ss. Colman-John Neumann is searching for an Elementary School Nurse for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a part-time position.
The SCJN Nurse will deliver routine and emergency health care to students in the SCJN school population (grades pre-k through eight). Tasks include direct student care, health care referrals and parents/guardian consultation. This individual leads the design, management and evaluation of the health care system of the school. The School Nurse will be an advocate for student health and a proponent of health education within the school setting. This position supplements the role of the Township-provided Certified School Nurse (CSN).
Duties and Responsibilities
- Supports the public school district nursing personnel to assess the status of a student’s immunization documentation and creating health plans for individuals with specific health needs.
- Keeps accurate and confidential health records for the school children and to assist public school district nursing personnel in the required health examinations, etc. Gathers and reports school health case statistics on a monthly basis
- Gathers medical data for student field trip approval
- Dispenses students’ prescribed medications in accordance with elementary school health care guidelines
- Handles minor health issues for the students as needed, along with ordinary supportive care to children with special health concerns such as diabetes, allergies, etc.
- Refers more serious health concerns to the local ambulance service through the 911 service or contact with the CCHD and notifies parents, guardians or designated emergency contacts in a timely manner
- Works closely with the Pandemic Coordinator to implement coronavirus-related protocols and interfaces with Chester County Health Department (CCHD). Note: CCHD is the proxy health department for Delaware County.
- Leads healthcare initiatives within the school, in collaboration with the school principal, including health care education and local school district assemblies on health and safety topics for students, staff and faculty. This may include provision of teacher in-service for demonstration of epi-pen and inhaler use
- Works in cooperation with the school principal, teaching faculty and other members of the school staff in everyday operations of the parish school
- Leads the refinement and maintenance of school health policies, with a focus towards evidence-based methods, to ensure continuity of care
- Maintains an inventory and coordinates the ordering of general medical supplies for use in the school health office and isolation room
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the pastor, the school principal or their delegates as needed.
- Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
- Current RN license in the State of PA
- Current CPR/ AED Certification; PALS preferred
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a health related or nursing field; BSN preferred.
- Certified School Nurse preferred; if not certified, position is offered with agreement of candidate that certification will be obtained within one cycle of being able to achieve said certification.
- Three years of nursing experience.
- Strong interpersonal, communication (written, verbal and computer) organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Maintain an appropriate degree of personal decorum, confidentiality and professionalism in attire, disposition and interaction with others.
- Safe Environment Training and Clearances
Interested and qualified candidates please send resume, cover letter, college transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and updated clearances (FBI fingerprint, Child Abuse, and Criminal Background) to the e-mail address above. Please attach appropriate documents where applicable.
*Please download the Elementary Teacher Application packet from the “Application & Resources Pack” button above for the complete Credential Requirements for Elementary Teaching along with the application packet.*
If the position is offered, the candidate will be required to complete the “Protecting God’s Children” training through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Additional information regarding this training can be found here.
Posted on September 11, 2020